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HB 167: Telemedicine

GENERAL BILL by Jones, M. ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Cruz ; Rouson ; Williams

Telemedicine; Defines "telemedicine services"; prohibits health insurance policy or Medicaid from requiring face-to-face contact between health care provider & patient as prerequisite to coverage or reimbursement for services; clarifies that use of telemedicine technology under supervision of another health care practitioner may not be interpreted as practicing medicine without license; authorizes DOH to adopt rules; requires department to repeal any rule that prohibits use of telemedicine; requires department to conduct study on options for implementing telemedicine for certain services; requires DOH to submit report to Legislature.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 House - Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    10/11/2013 House • Filed
    11/5/2013 House • Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 20
    3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 20
    5/2/2014 House • Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee

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  • HB 167, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 10/11/2013 at 11:37 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 70 Telemedicine Joyner Similar Last Action: 5/2/2014 S Died in Health Policy
    Location: In committee/council (HP)
    H 751 (c1) Telehealth Cummings, Jones Compare Last Action: 5/2/2014 H Died in Health and Human Services Committee
    Location: In committee/council (HHSC)
    S 1646 (c1) Telemedicine Health Policy Compare Last Action: 5/2/2014 S Died in Appropriations
    Location: In committee/council (AP)

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